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Perfect Philippi!

Perfect Philippi!

Apr 07, 2013

It was only a matter of time before things went right for exciting three-year-old Philippi and all went to plan at Rosehill on Saturday - the dashing chestnut racing away to an easy three length victory in the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes. Running into trouble at each of his ...

Satellite stable at Ballarat

Satellite stable at Ballarat

Apr 05, 2013

By DAVID BREHAUT AND TIM O'CONNOR, The Courier TWO-time Ballarat Cup-winning trainer Mick Kent will set up a stable at Dowling Forest Racecourse. Kent is the latest high-profile trainer to be lured to Ballarat by its state-of-art uphill synthetic training track, ...

Vittoria Sydney bound

Vittoria Sydney bound

Apr 04, 2013

from Racing Victoria... Mick Kent has increased his Sydney presence at Rosehill for Golden Slipper Day, but another of his stable can enhance her chances of a trip north with a strong showing at Moonee Valley this Saturday. Improving staying mare Vittoria can take another ...

Pentimento charges home

Pentimento charges home

Mar 22, 2013

Promising staying mare Pentimento was back in winning for at Werribee on Friday - and in impressive winning form at that! Drifting well back from a wide gate in a 2000m ratings event, the lightly raced four-year-old gave her rivals a big start and she did have the easiest of ...

Vittoria Sydney Cup bound

Vittoria Sydney Cup bound

Mar 15, 2013

Talented enought - when not quite mature - to run a gallant third in last year's Gr.1 Queensland Oaks, exciting mare Vittoria has come back all the bigger and stronger this preparation. Impressing with a fast-finishing first up Pakenham victory in early February, the ...

Philippi ready for Alister Clark

Philippi ready for Alister Clark

Mar 13, 2013

Mick Kent has always wanted to see Philippi run over 2000 metres and he gets his chance this Friday night, when he contests the Group 2 Sportingbet Alister Clark Stakes (2040m). The son of Host is a headline act of a small-but-select seven-horse feature of a premium Moonee ...

Tough Toranos

Tough Toranos

Mar 12, 2013

Racing in great form this time in, the lightly raced stayer Toranos was deserving of his metropolitan break through at Moonee Valley on Monday. A first up maiden winner over 2019m at Mornington back in late December, the up-and-coming four-year-old had been close up at ...

Second Stony Creek Cup for King

Second Stony Creek Cup for King

Mar 11, 2013

It was a case of déjà vu for Second King at Stony Creek on Sunday, for the second year in a row the tough and talented gelding racing to a strong victory in the 2100m South Gippsland feature. Having only his second run for the campaign - having won in ...

Mick secures day one sale topper

Mick secures day one sale topper

Mar 04, 2013

Michael Kent was beaming after purchasing his favourite colt at Oaklands on Sunday – the opening day’s sale topping $250,000 Teofilo – San Cristobel colt (www.inglis.com.au/sales/horse/403-43/ ) offered by Tyreel Stud. “There is a lot of Fastnet Rock ...

He's a very good boy!

He's a very good boy!

Mar 02, 2013

With a name like He'snotthemessiah how could any other heading lead this story? An exciting lightly raced three-year-old who resumed with a barnstorming victory at Ballarat on Friday, He'snotthemessiah had raced just once before - a gallant second at Kyneton last ...

She's A Delight!

She's A Delight!

Mar 01, 2013

Legendary stallion Nureyev contributed to our success at Sale on Thursday - our running double of debutant winners both line-bred to that champion son of Northern Dancer. Both winners were impressive and Real Delight had jockey Craig Williams in raptures with her ...

Russell's baby Bonnie salutes at debut!

Russell's baby Bonnie salutes at debut!

Mar 01, 2013

If you watch the replay of the 1526m maiden at Sale on Thursday you will see at the bottom of your screen a very excited spectator who jumps for joy and throws his arms in the air as Bondi Break records an impressive half length debut victory. You may think he is a happy ...

Second Finishes First

Second Finishes First

Feb 27, 2013

Second King has always been a horse to have shown above average talent and it was good to see him in such superb winning form first up at Sandown on Wednesday. Having his first run since August last year, the sparingly raced six-year-old settled well back for apprentice Alex ...

Australian Guineas pair draw well

Australian Guineas pair draw well

Feb 27, 2013

Race 7 - 4:10PM Australian Guineas (1600 METRES) Of $500,000.1st $300,000, 2nd $90,000, 3rd $45,000, 4th $22,500, 5th $12,500, 6th $10,000, 7th $10,000, 8th $10,000 GROUP 1 Set Weights, Three-Years-Old, Apprentices cannot claim. This race carries a SUPER VOBIS Nominators ...

Two pronged attack on Australian Guineas

Two pronged attack on Australian Guineas

Feb 25, 2013

by Andrew Garvey, Racing Victoria... Mick Kent decided to give High Shot the day off last Saturday rather than starting in the BMW Caulfield Autumn Classic but he will be on the float next Saturday along with stablemate Philippi, to compete in the Group 1 Australian Guineas ...

Seven Cities leads throughout

Seven Cities leads throughout

Feb 25, 2013

Michael Kent and jockey Vlad Duric may not have been in Singapore at the same time but both learned plenty during their lengthy stints there and it was great to see them combine for a good winner this week. Having only his second run back from a spell, the talented Seven ...

Two runners - two winners!

Two runners - two winners!

Feb 23, 2013

The stable enjoyed a great night at Moonee Valley on Friday - our two runners both saluting, Hula Lua finishing powerfully to win her second race in a row whilst progessive stayer You Think So was so impressive taking out one of the evening's features, the $150,000 ...

Hula - again!

Hula - again!

Feb 22, 2013

It was a great disappointment when the highly promising Hula Lua missed out on a run as emergency in last year's Queensland Oaks - Michael Kent still confident that she would've run a bold race. "It turned out to be an expensive trip for the owners," he ...

Will Godiva Rock in the Blue Diamond?

Feb 18, 2013

by Andrew Garvey, Racing Victoria Patinack Farm Blue Diamond Stakes contender Godiva Rock, ridden by Craig Williams, worked nicely at Cranbourne this morning but trainer Mick Kent will wait until tomorrow morning before deciding whether to start the promising filly in the ...

Aggregator races away

Aggregator races away

Feb 15, 2013

A horse who has always shown plenty of staying potential, the up-and-comer Aggregator could not have been more impressive racing away to an easy win at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Only just beaten by Mauritius at his previous start at Sandown, the lightly raced ...

Godiva Rocks

Feb 09, 2013

We look to have a very nice Blue Diamond chance this year - exciting filly Godiva Rock catching the eye with a strong finish in Saturday's Group 3 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude at Caulfield. Showing plenty of natural ability at her first start, the daughter of Stratum ...

Fast finishing Hula Lua

Fast finishing Hula Lua

Feb 09, 2013

Always well regarded by the stable, promising mare Hula Lua was impressive saluting second up at Moonee Valley on Friday night. Catching the eye with a strong late finish when resuming over 1532m at Mornington late last month, the New Zealand bred mare appreciated a quick ...

Victorious Vittoria

Victorious Vittoria

Feb 08, 2013

A horse who has always shown plenty of potential, Vittoria looks ready to go right on with it after an impressive first up victory at Pakenham on Friday. Having her first start since a Brisbane winter campaign which saw her finish third in Quintessential's Queensland ...

Kent eyes major autumn 3YO races

Feb 05, 2013

By Mike Hedge, AAP The full set of Australia's top autumn three-year-old races could well have taken more distinct shape for trainer Mick Kent by the end of this week. Kent, whose ambitions are matched by an uncanny skill to encourage horses to fulfil them, will run ...